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  1. Lockwood Smith clearly said at the end “there is objection”.

    He didn’t say “there is no objection”.

    This seems to be a mistake made by Scoop/PMC in the process of cutting and pasting Radio New Zealand International’s earlier story which made up the rump of this article:

    Comment by Johnny — November 30, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  2. I disagree with Ms Delahunty, I believe every Pacific nation at the United Nations should ask if West Papua is a UN trust territory or not.

    In 1962 the Netherlands signed a trusteeship agreement which the General Assembly under article 85 of the UN Charter approved with General Assembly resolution 1752 (XVII). I believe neither in 1963 nor 1969 did or could the General Assembly revoke the legal status of West New Guinea (West Papua) as a UN Trust territory. The UN Charter is designed so once the UN accepts responsibility for the human rights of a colony, it will remain responsible until that colony becomes a UN member as stated in article 78 of the UN Charter.

    Yes the UN was allowed to let Indonesia replace the UN troops and occupy West Papua but the UN remains responsible and under the Charter is meant to be exercising articles 87 and 88 every year.

    Comment by Andrew Johnson — December 1, 2012 @ 11:58 am

  3. The UN did not give indonesia the right to take owner ship of West Papua they were to administer the affairs of the country until a UN resolution for self determination could be sort – so the Indonesion Military took 1024 tribe members and forced at gun point to under UN observers to annex self ruling and become a state of indonesia which was then seconded by the USA and writen into law by the UN !! otherwise they would be killed and there tibes burned to the ground — 1969 this happened – and indonesia invaded and now has the largest gold and copper mines in the world making over a million dollars aday – its a disgrace and shame on Australia and New Zealand for just letting it happen for over well over 40 years !!!!

    Comment by iiNEMESISii — February 11, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

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